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Report upon United States Geographical Surveys West of the One Hundredth Meridian


Published 1875
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A.A. Humphreys, Chief of Engineers until June 1879; succeeded by H.G. Wright

In addition to the 2 atlases named, maps based on the maps of the Topographical atlas were issued as Land classification series, and special maps (not accompanying reports) showing the results of some preliminary reconnaissance or of some survey of an area of peculiar interest were issued irregularly

Vol. 7 includes 40 vocabularies of Western Indian languages

Volume V, Chapter III also issued separately as: Report upon the ornithological collections made in portions of Nevada, Utah, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona, during the years 1871, 1872, 1873, and 1874 / by H.W Henshaw

"Published by authority of ... the Secretary of War in accordance with acts of Congress of June 23, 1874, and February 15, 1875."

vol. 1. Geographical report (1889): Areas occupied ; Passes, western rim of great interior basin ; Altitudes and distances, Yosemite valley ; Itinerary of Colorado grand cañon and river trip of 1871 ; Population, industries, communications, irrigation, and artesian wells ; Indians ; Land classification ; Appendices: A, List of latitudes, longitudes, altitudes, etc. of certain military posts ; B, Description of atlas sheet maps ; C, Methods of survey ; D, Notes on survey and disposal of public domain, with map ; E, Considerations upon national government land and marine surveys, with map ; F, Geographical discovery and exploration, west coast and interior, 1500 to 1800, with chronological list of expeditions, and notes on certain old maps ; Epitome of Warren's Memoir, 1800-1857, with added notes ; Explorations and surveys, 1857-1880 ; G, Synoptical tables of contents [vol. V-VII] with summary list of reports and separately published maps ; H, Origin ... progress, and cost of geographical surveys west of the 100th meridian -- vol. 2. Astronomy and barometric hypsometry (1877): Reports upon the astronomical determinations at main stations in Nevada, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, and New Mexico, occupied in the years 1872, 1873, and 1874 / by F. Kampf, John H. Clark, Wm. W. Maryatt, and T.H. Stafford ; Appendix: Report of operations at Salt Lake observatory in 1873 / by J.H. Clark ; Description of Ogden observatory and site / by G.M. Wheeler ; Description of personal-equation apparatus ... / by F. Kampf ; List of positions of astronomical stations / by G.M. Wheeler ; Results in barometric hypsometry, obtained during the years 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, and 1875 / reported by Wm. L. Marshall -- v. 3. Geology (1875) -- v. 3, Suppl. Geology / under the direction of H.G. Wright -- v. 4. Paleontology (1877) -- v. 5. Zoology (1875) -- v. 6. Botany (1878) -- v. 7. Archæology (1879) -- Topographical atlas -- Geographical atlas

Some vols. published out of numerical order

"12 photolithographs (heavily retouched), 3 chromolithographs. The photographs are by T.H. O'Sullivan and William Bell. These views, typical of the toned photolithographs published in Government reports, are striking scenes of the Western landscape, translated to this medium with a great deal of graphic richness. This title is also of prime importance because it lists every photographer for every one of the Government's surveys"--Hanson Collection catalog, p. 100


Volume 5
Publisher Washington [D.C.] : G.P.O.
Pages 1184
Language English
Call number 6425974
Digitizing sponsor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Book contributor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Collection biodiversity; americana
Notes stiff pages, edges cracked, some detaching, some pages torn unnumbered plates, repeated renumbering

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